Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wireless solutions specialist Sierra Wireless
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Sierra's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Richmond, Canada (1993)|
|Market Cap||$232.8 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$624.1 million|
CEO Jason Cohenour (since 2005)
CFO David McLennan (since 2004)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||(2.3%)|
|Cash/Debt||$119.15 million / $633 thousand|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this week, robertshrestha listed several of Sierra's positives: "Nice forward P/E, huge net cash position, great play on growing wireless world, wide range of target markets adds diversification. What's not to like?!"
In fact, Sierra boasts a comforting debt-to-equity of just 0.2%. That's much lower than that of competitors like LM Ericsson (21.4%), Motorola Solutions (31.6%), and Siemens (60.8%).
CAPS member gipsytim expands on the outperform argument:
Everyone wants to be connected to the Internet and no one wants dialup. Sierra Wireless makes USB aircards that allow those in the rural area to ditch the dialup modem for 2G and 3G speeds (4G if you're in an urban area). Sierra Wireless has products with all the major telecommunications providers ... so they are relatively unaffected by mergers.
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